About the Pack

Bark Rangers is a small, handmade shop based out of Maryland. It was estabished in 2017 by two humans named Val and Zack, and a Shiba Inu named Simba. Although we live in a metropolitan area, our hearts are in the mountains. ⛰ We take every possible opportunity to travel and explore new places. That’s why we call ourselves Bark Rangers (Simba does most of the Barking).

Over the past year or so, Bark Rangers has had unbelievable support from our fur-friends, which drove us to transition from Etsy to Shopify! This new platform allows us to tailor the Bark Rangers experience based on our customers’ needs. It is our first big step forward and we are very excited for you to experience it!

Today, Bark Rangers is still just the three of us (with the hope of adding another fur-baby, or two, or a whole litter). We will be sure to share the pawesome news with ya'll when that happens. Be on the look out for a puppy gender reveal!!

Chief Fur Distribution Officer

Hello world!
I'm a 7 year old Shiba Inu. I'm named after the mighty lion king, but I'm just a silly dog that looks like a fox and acts like a cat! 🐈
Mom tells me I'm a very special boy and that I'm the goodest boy!


My favoritest thing to do is hike because there are endless trees on trails to sniff. 🌲 My life's motto is "adventure often, sniff everything, and chew on all the branches!" I'm also known as the serial sniffer because I just can't control my nose. It has a mind of its own and sometimes it gets me in trouble!
Besides being a super handsome model for Bark Rangers, I also have experience in property management and landscaping. Pulling flowers, chewing grass, and marking my territories are my specialties. I now own land and many trees in more states than I can count!

You can follow my journey on ↠ Instagram

Chief BellyRub Officer

Everyone has something that they are passionate about. For me, it's dogs, dogs and more dogs!🐕🐕🐕 If I could have a successful career being a dog cuddler, I would, but it’s tough to break into that field! I am very fortunate to have found a perfect medium, Bark Rangers, to channel my love for dogs and my passion for creativity.

Through my store, I hope to connect with other humans and dogs to share and discuss everything "canine". Yes, I sound like a crazy dog lady... but over the years, I've learned to embrace it. It ain't love if it doesn't make you go a little crazy. So go ahead, embrace the crazy! Match with your pup and flaunt that dog hair like it's glitter!

Chief Adventure Seeker

My title says it all. I love planning adventures with my pack. Whether it be hiking new trails, traveling, camping, or road tripping, the more new places you explore, the more you’re able to stay inspired (and, of course in Simba’s opinion, the more territory you can mark). In many cases the places we explore become backdrops for Simba’s modeling pictures. I hope our adventures inspire you to get outdoors and make new memories with your four-legged friend!